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IDC Study 2023: Impressive Business Value of Chrome OS

According to a study by IDC, ChromeOS is a cost-effective, efficient, secure, and reliable operating system that offers significant business value. Study participants recognized many benefits from deploying ChromeOS and ChromeOS devices in various use cases such as kiosks and digital signage, contact centers, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and hybrid and remote work. In the first part of this blog post we describe ChromeOS and its uses. In part two, we summarize the results of the IDC study "The Business Value of ChromeOS".

ChromeOS – First choice for many companies

ChromeOS has evolved over the years into a full operating system that supports a wide range of applications and functions and has proven itself in various business areas. Even decommissioned devices can be brought to life with ChromeOS Flex.

ChromeOS cost effectiveness

One of the main advantages of ChromeOS is the low initial cost. Chromebooks tend to be less expensive than traditional laptops, making them a cost-effective choice for businesses. In addition, managing ChromeOS devices is easy and efficient since they can be managed in the cloud.

Safety as a priority

Another benefit of ChromeOS is security. ChromeOS is designed to be more secure than other operating systems because it is based on the sandbox principle. This means each application runs in an isolated environment, minimizing the risk of malware infections and other security issues.

ChromeOS for remote work and VDI

ChromeOS is also suitable for remote work and VDI. The ability to access web applications makes ChromeOS an ideal choice for remote workers and for companies using virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). With ChromeOS, employees can work from anywhere as long as they have internet access.

Greater profitability thanks to ChromeOS

Finally, ChromeOS also offers greater profitability. The IDC study shows that companies using ChromeOS devices achieve a higher ROI than companies using alternative devices. This is also shown by the results of the IDC study from January 2023. The main findings summarized:

  • 44% lower running costs over 3 years
  • 245% return on investment over three years
  • $3,901 savings per ChromeOS device over three years

In order to make the operating costs and savings a little clearer, the following graphic from the study provides a very good overview. For example, it is not only the procurement costs for a ChromeOS device that reduce operating costs, but also the costs of IT administration and the loss of productivity play a major role:

ChromeOS also offers clear advantages in the area of security and performance:

  • 29% efficiency gain for IT security teams
  • 24% fewer security attacks
  • 25% fewer reimages required
  • 77% higher productivity and faster reboots

You can find out how the ROI is reflected in the context of individual use cases in the snapshot of the IDC study "The Business Value of ChromeOS"External Link [PDF].

Overall, ChromeOS offers an affordable, efficient, secure, and reliable option for businesses looking for an alternative to their existing operating systems. Talk to us about usage scenarios and simply try it out as part of a free trial.

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